Period
to 17 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Computer Science Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 17 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Computer Science Degree
UK > England
6 months to
17 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 333 277 349
Rank change year-on-year -56 +72 -50
Contract jobs citing Computer Science Degree 517 230 580
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.78% 0.87% 0.75%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.14% 3.46% 3.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 153 357
10th Percentile £354 £313 £300
25th Percentile £424 £406 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +15.79% - -1.04%
75th Percentile £675 £600 £575
90th Percentile £734 £725 £675
UK median daily rate £550 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +15.79% +5.56% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 15
10th Percentile £46.10 £33.33 £21.42
25th Percentile £47.75 £34.61 £34.88
Median hourly rate £50.13 £37.50 £42.50
Median % change year-on-year +33.67% -11.76% +22.30%
75th Percentile £59.50 £42.88 £50.00
90th Percentile £67.24 £45.65 £52.75
UK median hourly rate £53.88 £37.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +43.67% -11.76% +22.30%

Computer Science Degree is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
England
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 12,486 6,651 15,582
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.76% 25.04% 20.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,043 4,515 9,959
10th Percentile £307 £300 £263
25th Percentile £411 £394 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £485 £470
Median % change year-on-year +3.09% +3.19% +4.44%
75th Percentile £600 £575 £569
90th Percentile £688 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 595 238 658
10th Percentile £12.30 £15.00 £14.00
25th Percentile £16.13 £20.14 £17.50
Median hourly rate £32.50 £31.61 £40.00
Median % change year-on-year +2.82% -20.98% +74.44%
75th Percentile £53.88 £48.61 £50.00
90th Percentile £65.50 £63.98 £61.68
UK median hourly rate £33.50 £31.61 £40.00
% change year-on-year +5.98% -20.98% +74.44%

Computer Science Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Computer Science Degree as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Computer Science Degree in England

Computer Science Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Computer Science Degree in England.

Daily rate trend for Computer Science Degree in England

Computer Science Degree
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Computer Science Degree in England over the 6 months to 17 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Computer Science Degree in England

Computer Science Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Computer Science Degree in England.

Hourly rate trend for Computer Science Degree in England

Computer Science Degree
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Computer Science Degree in England over the 6 months to 17 October 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Computer Science Degree in England

Computer Science Degree
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Science Degree within the England region over the 6 months to 17 October 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -58 353 £575 +15.00% 235
South East -32 74 £500 +5.26% 74
East of England -29 27 £525 +21.74% 45
North of England -75 17 £464 +17.71% 68
North West -50 13 £450 +4.65% 39
Midlands -80 10 £558 +48.67% 49
South West -52 8 £459 -17.02% 20
West Midlands -67 6 £490 +22.50% 26
East Midlands -41 4 £625 +92.31% 23
Yorkshire -50 4 £575 +173.81% 18
Computer Science Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 17 October 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science Degree also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Computer Science Degree.

1 516 (99.81%) Degree
2 503 (97.29%) Computer Science
3 216 (41.78%) Social Skills
4 176 (34.04%) Agile Software Development
5 169 (32.69%) Finance
6 167 (32.30%) SQL
7 161 (31.14%) Java
8 160 (30.95%) Python
9 130 (25.15%) AWS
10 119 (23.02%) Azure
11 98 (18.96%) Analytical Skills
12 97 (18.76%) Problem-Solving
13 92 (17.79%) Analytics
14 77 (14.89%) DevOps
15 76 (14.70%) JavaScript
16 74 (14.31%) C#
17 70 (13.54%) Linux
18 69 (13.35%) Git (software)
19 68 (13.15%) Project Management
19 68 (13.15%) Software Engineering
20 64 (12.38%) Banking
21 63 (12.19%) HTML
22 62 (11.99%) Management Information System
23 60 (11.61%) CSS
23 60 (11.61%) OO
24 58 (11.22%) Microsoft
25 57 (11.03%) Kafka
25 57 (11.03%) Master's Degree
26 55 (10.64%) Microservices
26 55 (10.64%) Apache Spark

Computer Science Degree
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 55 (10.64%) Apache Spark
2 22 (4.26%) Luigi
3 21 (4.06%) Apache Airflow
4 14 (2.71%) Apache
5 10 (1.93%) CMS
6 8 (1.55%) Elasticsearch
7 6 (1.16%) Confluence
8 5 (0.97%) IIS
8 5 (0.97%) Tomcat
9 4 (0.77%) Headless CMS
9 4 (0.77%) Oracle Workflow
9 4 (0.77%) SAS
9 4 (0.77%) SharePoint
10 3 (0.58%) Jupyter
10 3 (0.58%) MS Exchange
11 2 (0.39%) Appian
11 2 (0.39%) Drupal
11 2 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (0.39%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.19%) Ethereum
Applications
1 20 (3.87%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (3.29%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (2.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (2.13%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.19%) CPLEX
6 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.19%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.19%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.19%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.19%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.19%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 130 (25.15%) AWS
2 119 (23.02%) Azure
3 41 (7.93%) GCP
4 38 (7.35%) Serverless
5 32 (6.19%) Amazon S3
6 26 (5.03%) Amazon EMR
7 23 (4.45%) SaaS
8 21 (4.06%) PaaS
9 18 (3.48%) Azure Functions
10 17 (3.29%) AWS CloudFormation
10 17 (3.29%) GitHub
10 17 (3.29%) Power Platform
11 16 (3.09%) Amazon EC2
12 15 (2.90%) Azure Cosmos DB
12 15 (2.90%) IaaS
13 14 (2.71%) AWS Lambda
14 13 (2.51%) Cloud Computing
14 13 (2.51%) Microsoft 365
15 9 (1.74%) Amazon EKS
15 9 (1.74%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 27 (5.22%) Network Security
2 18 (3.48%) FTP
3 17 (3.29%) Firewall
4 13 (2.51%) HTTP
5 11 (2.13%) DNS
6 10 (1.93%) WAN
7 9 (1.74%) LAN
8 8 (1.55%) TCP/IP
9 7 (1.35%) SAN
9 7 (1.35%) Wi-Fi
10 6 (1.16%) BGP
10 6 (1.16%) IPsec
10 6 (1.16%) OSPF
10 6 (1.16%) VPN
10 6 (1.16%) Wireless
11 5 (0.97%) DHCP
11 5 (0.97%) VoIP
12 4 (0.77%) SNMP
12 4 (0.77%) SSL
12 4 (0.77%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (9.67%) Hadoop
2 47 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
2 47 (9.09%) NoSQL
3 46 (8.90%) Big Data
4 37 (7.16%) Apache Cassandra
5 35 (6.77%) PostgreSQL
6 34 (6.58%) SQL Server
7 27 (5.22%) Relational Database
8 24 (4.64%) Metadata
9 20 (3.87%) Amazon Redshift
9 20 (3.87%) Azkaban
9 20 (3.87%) MySQL
10 18 (3.48%) Tableau
11 16 (3.09%) Power BI
12 14 (2.71%) Apache Hive
12 14 (2.71%) Data Lake
12 14 (2.71%) Spark SQL
13 13 (2.51%) HBase
13 13 (2.51%) Oracle Database
14 10 (1.93%) DB2
Development Applications
1 69 (13.35%) Git (software)
2 39 (7.54%) Jenkins
3 32 (6.19%) Maven
4 28 (5.42%) JIRA
5 19 (3.68%) Selenium
6 15 (2.90%) GitLab
7 10 (1.93%) Subversion
8 8 (1.55%) Bitbucket
8 8 (1.55%) Burp Suite
8 8 (1.55%) Jasmine
8 8 (1.55%) Karma Test Runner
8 8 (1.55%) Metasploit
8 8 (1.55%) Visual Studio
9 7 (1.35%) Appium
10 6 (1.16%) Ant
10 6 (1.16%) ERwin
10 6 (1.16%) Postman
10 6 (1.16%) TestNG
10 6 (1.16%) webpack
11 5 (0.97%) ER Studio
General
1 216 (41.78%) Social Skills
2 169 (32.69%) Finance
3 98 (18.96%) Analytical Skills
4 64 (12.38%) Banking
5 32 (6.19%) Financial Institution
6 30 (5.80%) Presentation Skills
7 28 (5.42%) Legal
8 26 (5.03%) Investment Banking
9 20 (3.87%) Public Sector
10 18 (3.48%) Front Office
11 14 (2.71%) Retail
11 14 (2.71%) Telecoms
12 13 (2.51%) Documentation Skills
13 9 (1.74%) Marketing
13 9 (1.74%) Organisational Skills
13 9 (1.74%) Pharmaceutical
14 8 (1.55%) Games
14 8 (1.55%) Influencing Skills
15 7 (1.35%) German Language
16 6 (1.16%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 169 (32.69%) Developer
2 51 (9.86%) Data Engineer
3 48 (9.28%) Java Developer
4 44 (8.51%) Analyst
5 36 (6.96%) Senior Developer
6 32 (6.19%) Architect
7 29 (5.61%) Software Engineer
8 24 (4.64%) Consultant
9 22 (4.26%) AWS Engineer
10 17 (3.29%) C# Developer
10 17 (3.29%) DevOps Engineer
11 14 (2.71%) Business Analyst
12 13 (2.51%) .NET Developer
12 13 (2.51%) Support Engineer
13 12 (2.32%) Senior Java Developer
13 12 (2.32%) Software Developer
14 11 (2.13%) Azure Engineer
14 11 (2.13%) Data Analyst
14 11 (2.13%) Python Developer
15 10 (1.93%) Developer/Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (12.19%) HTML
2 60 (11.61%) CSS
3 57 (11.03%) Kafka
4 53 (10.25%) React
5 41 (7.93%) .NET
6 39 (7.54%) REST
7 35 (6.77%) AngularJS
7 35 (6.77%) Web Services
8 29 (5.61%) XML
9 28 (5.42%) RESTful
10 27 (5.22%) Spring
11 26 (5.03%) Middleware
12 25 (4.84%) Node.js
13 19 (3.68%) JSON
13 19 (3.68%) Spring Boot
14 16 (3.09%) ARM Templates
14 16 (3.09%) WPF
15 15 (2.90%) .NET Framework
15 15 (2.90%) JMS
16 14 (2.71%) Spark Streaming
Miscellaneous
1 62 (11.99%) Management Information System
2 43 (8.32%) User Experience
3 31 (6.00%) Data Structures
4 27 (5.22%) Mobile App
5 23 (4.45%) Data Centre
6 22 (4.26%) Public Cloud
7 20 (3.87%) Algorithms
8 19 (3.68%) Hedge funds
9 15 (2.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 14 (2.71%) Self-Motivation
11 12 (2.32%) Cloud Native
12 8 (1.55%) Data Protection Act
12 8 (1.55%) Legacy Systems
12 8 (1.55%) Social Media
12 8 (1.55%) Video on Demand
12 8 (1.55%) Video\Live Streaming
13 7 (1.35%) Equities
13 7 (1.35%) PMI
14 6 (1.16%) Derivative
14 6 (1.16%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 70 (13.54%) Linux
2 41 (7.93%) Windows
3 29 (5.61%) Unix
4 13 (2.51%) Apple iOS
5 10 (1.93%) Android
5 10 (1.93%) Ubuntu
6 8 (1.55%) tvOS
7 7 (1.35%) Windows Server
8 4 (0.77%) Windows 10
9 3 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.39%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.19%) CentOS
11 1 (0.19%) Kali Linux
11 1 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.19%) VMS
11 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 503 (97.29%) Computer Science
2 176 (34.04%) Agile Software Development
3 97 (18.76%) Problem-Solving
4 92 (17.79%) Analytics
5 77 (14.89%) DevOps
6 68 (13.15%) Project Management
6 68 (13.15%) Software Engineering
7 60 (11.61%) OO
8 55 (10.64%) Mathematics
8 55 (10.64%) Microservices
9 54 (10.44%) Test Automation
10 46 (8.90%) Scrum
11 45 (8.70%) Data Pipeline
12 41 (7.93%) Multithreading
13 37 (7.16%) Data Modelling
14 36 (6.96%) Cybersecurity
14 36 (6.96%) Workflow
15 35 (6.77%) Data Protection
16 34 (6.58%) Data Science
17 33 (6.38%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 167 (32.30%) SQL
2 161 (31.14%) Java
3 160 (30.95%) Python
4 76 (14.70%) JavaScript
5 74 (14.31%) C#
6 54 (10.44%) C++
7 44 (8.51%) Scala
8 35 (6.77%) Ruby
9 34 (6.58%) Java 8
10 33 (6.38%) Perl
11 20 (3.87%) C
12 19 (3.68%) Bash Shell
13 18 (3.48%) PowerShell
13 18 (3.48%) TypeScript
14 17 (3.29%) Go
15 16 (3.09%) PL/SQL
16 12 (2.32%) PHP
16 12 (2.32%) Shell Script
17 8 (1.55%) Apple Swift
17 8 (1.55%) VBA
Qualifications
1 516 (99.81%) Degree
2 57 (11.03%) Master's Degree
3 28 (5.42%) Security Cleared
4 26 (5.03%) CISSP
5 24 (4.64%) SC Cleared
6 15 (2.90%) CISM
7 13 (2.51%) ISTQB
7 13 (2.51%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (2.13%) AWS Certification
9 10 (1.93%) PMI Certification
10 9 (1.74%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (1.74%) CREST Certified
10 9 (1.74%) Numerate Degree
10 9 (1.74%) SANS
11 8 (1.55%) CISA
11 8 (1.55%) MCSE
12 7 (1.35%) PMP
12 7 (1.35%) TOGAF Certification
13 6 (1.16%) CCNA
13 6 (1.16%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (6.96%) QA
2 24 (4.64%) GDPR
3 14 (2.71%) Data Quality
3 14 (2.71%) GRC
4 8 (1.55%) NCSC
4 8 (1.55%) SLA
5 7 (1.35%) Accessibility
5 7 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.97%) COBIT
6 5 (0.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.77%) GxP
8 3 (0.58%) ITGC
8 3 (0.58%) NIST
8 3 (0.58%) SOC 1
8 3 (0.58%) SOC 2
8 3 (0.58%) WAI
9 2 (0.39%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.19%) CDISC
10 1 (0.19%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.19%) RMADS
System Software
1 51 (9.86%) Docker
2 15 (2.90%) Active Directory
3 12 (2.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 5 (0.97%) HDFS
5 5 (0.97%) XenApp
6 3 (0.58%) vSphere
7 2 (0.39%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 2 (0.39%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.39%) iptables
7 2 (0.39%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.39%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.19%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.19%) KVM
8 1 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.19%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.19%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 46 (8.90%) Kubernetes
2 37 (7.16%) Terraform
3 14 (2.71%) Ansible
4 12 (2.32%) Puppet
5 11 (2.13%) Nessus
6 10 (1.93%) Grafana
6 10 (1.93%) RSA Archer
7 9 (1.74%) Prometheus
8 8 (1.55%) SCCM
8 8 (1.55%) Single Sign-On
9 7 (1.35%) CSIRT
9 7 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (0.58%) Istio
10 3 (0.58%) Kibana
10 3 (0.58%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 3 (0.58%) Salt
10 3 (0.58%) SCOM
11 2 (0.39%) AirWatch
11 2 (0.39%) NetBackup
11 2 (0.39%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 58 (11.22%) Microsoft
2 39 (7.54%) Oracle
3 33 (6.38%) Google
4 28 (5.42%) Databricks
5 24 (4.64%) Salesforce.com
6 21 (4.06%) Splunk
7 17 (3.29%) Apple
7 17 (3.29%) Cisco
8 14 (2.71%) VMware
9 12 (2.32%) SAP
10 11 (2.13%) Qualys
11 7 (1.35%) Citrix
11 7 (1.35%) ServiceNow
12 6 (1.16%) Bloomberg
12 6 (1.16%) ION Trading
12 6 (1.16%) Twitter
13 5 (0.97%) AppDynamics
13 5 (0.97%) CheckPoint
13 5 (0.97%) Facebook
13 5 (0.97%) Fidessa